[gs-bugs] [Bug 691440] Windows bat files use relative paths and write to non-temp dir

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Wed Jul 28 10:07:08 UTC 2010


--- Comment #9 from SaGS <sags5495 at hotmail.com> 2010-07-28 10:07:03 UTC ---
The temp-files-miss-the-%TEMP%-folder issue (comment #5 point (B)) affects 
by default all Windows versions, old and new, because the %TEMP% environment 
variable does not normally include a trailing backslash.

The %TEMP%-containing-spaces (comment #5 point (D)) affects equally well 
all versions, maybe with an extra for the NT-based ones including those 
current. The cause of this extra is that it’s possible to completely 
suppress, for performance reasons, the creation of DOS 8.3 filenames on 
NTFS volumes (‘fsutil behavior set disable8dot3 1’); then spaces become 
almost unavoidable (‘...\Local Setting\...’ and such).

Now, my opinion about comment #5 point (A) may be biased, as I still use 
sometimes those old Windows versions (Win98 often enough, Win95 rarely).

Of course, the decision is yours. You may decide to do nothing. But if you 
decide to fix at least comment #5 point (B) (and eventually (D)), what is
easier and takes less time:

    (i)  apply the 2 patches as they are;
or  (ii) redo and retest something similar to attachment #6566?

(Okay, okay, I confess: I’m evil.)

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